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Old 29 May 2013, 17:56   #1
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How to use Windows 8 font on real Amiga

Okay, at the risk of getting burned for mentioning Windows8, I must say that I do prefer the standard fonts their new OS uses. I think it is called Segoe UI font, which is most likely a ttf.

So, for someone who wanted to use this in the Amiga environment, how would I go about it? I'm guessing I need to install one of the ttf libraries on Aminet first?

Sorry for the newbish question, just been out of the Amiga loop for a long time.

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Old 29 May 2013, 18:34   #2
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How to use Windows 8 font on real Amiga

They have to be converted to a format acceptable by the Amiga; programs like Final Writer and PageStream can use fonts that the system cannot. I did this 17 years ago and can't remember the details, but if the topic was named "Font Conversion," you would have more answers. See: http://www.tug.org/docs/html/fontfaq/cf_86.htm. I used TypeSmith.

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With ttf.library you can use TrueType fonts without conversion.

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Or by installing AfAOS package that has embedded support for TTF fonts although it requires RTG.
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